IPv6 for Enterprise Networks
The practical guide to deploying IPv6 in campus, WAN/branch, data center, and virtualized environments
IPv6 for Enterprise Networks brings together all the information you need to successfully deploy IPv6 in any campus, WAN/branch, data center, or virtualized environment. Four leading Cisco IPv6 experts present a practical approach to organizing and executing your large-scale IPv6 implementation. They show how IPv6 affects existing network designs, describe common IPv4/IPv6 coexistence mechanisms, guide you in planning, and present validated configuration examples for building labs, pilots, and production networks.
The authors first review some of the drivers behind the acceleration of IPv6 deployment in the enterprise. Next, they introduce powerful new IPv6 services for routing, QoS, multicast, and management, comparing them with familiar IPv4 features and behavior. Finally, they translate IPv6 concepts into usable configurations. Up-to-date and practical, IPv6 for Enterprise Networks is an indispensable resource for every network engineer, architect, manager, and consultant who must evaluate, plan, migrate to, or manage IPv6 networks.
- Identify how IPv6 affects enterprises
- Understand IPv6 services and the IPv6 features that make them possible
- Review the most common tranisition mechanisms including dual-stack (IPv4/IPv6) networks, IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels, and IPv6 over MPLS
- Create IPv6 network designs that reflect proven principles of modularity, hierarchy, and resiliency
- Select the best implementation options for your organization
- Build IPv6 lab environments
- Configure IPv6 step-by-step in campus, WAN/branch, and data center networks
- Integrate production-quality IPv6 services into IPv4 networks
- Implement virtualized IPv6 networks
- Deploy IPv6 for remote access
- Manage IPv6 networks efficiently and cost-effectively
This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.